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April 30, 2020

50 Fascinating Photos Capture Street Scenes of Sydney in the Late 1960s

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west.

Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders".

Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Sydney frequently ranks in the top ten most liveable cities in the world. Built attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House are also well known to international visitors.

These fascinating photos were taken by gcosserat that show street scenes of Sydney in the late 1960s (1968-1969), the time when it was one of the most prosperous places on earth and also one of the most corrupt.

The Baragoola and the Manly hydrofoil Fairlight embarking at Circular Quay, Sydney, 1968

A favourite lunchtime spot for office workers at Australia Square, Sydney, 1968

Alamein Fountain at night, Sydney, 1968

Botanical Gardens Statues, Sydney, 1968

Bus, Route 399 by St Mary's, Sydney, 1968

Canberra, Sydney, 1968

Circular Quay, Sydney, 1968

Circular Quay, Sydney, 1968

Circular Quay, Sydney, 1968

Circular Quay, Sydney, 1968

Darling Harbour, Sydney, 1968

Delivery vehicle, Sydney, 1968

Elizabeth Street, Sydney, 1968

Fitzroy Gardens by the Alamein Fountain, Kings Cross, Sydney, 1968

Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Cross, Sydney, 1968

George Street by Australia Square, Sydney, 1968

Himalaya, Sydney, 1968

Kings Cross Village at night, Sydney, 1968

Kings Cross, Sydney, 1968

Macquarie Hotel, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, 1968

Opera House under construction, Sydney, 1968

Oriana, Sydney, 1968

Rly Square bus shelter, Sydney, 1968

Sandwich bars at Australia Square, Sydney, 1968

Soviet Whaling ship at Circular Quay, Sydney, 1968

Stairs, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, 1968

Sydney street scenes, 1968

Sydney street scenes, 1968

Sydney's first American style shopping mall, Roselands, 1968

Sydney's first American style shopping mall, Roselands, 1968

The fountain in the Village Centre, Kings Cross, Sydney, 1968

The Opera House under construction viewed from the Botanical Gardens, Sydney, 1968

William Street, Sydney, 1968

Alamein Fountain, Kings Cross, Sydney, circa 1969

Circular Quay, Sydney, 1969

Circular Quay, Sydney, 1969

Drive-thru, Paramatta Road, Petersham, Sydney, 1969

Gazebo Hotel, Kings Cross, Sydney, 1969

George Street looking south from outside what is now the Museum for Contemporary Arts, Sydney, 1969

Hotel Metropole, Sydney, 1969. Young, Philip and Bent Streets. Now demolished

Luna Park, Sydney, 1969

Luna Park, Sydney, 1969

Paramatta Road, Petersham, Sydney, 1969

Petersham, Sydney, 1969

Petersham, Sydney, 1969

Petersham, Sydney, 1969

Sydney Opera House under construction, 1969

Sydney street scenes, 1969

The ferry Lady Ferguson and the Canberra at Circular Quay, Sydney, 1969

The harbour ferries Kooleen and Kameruka in the foreground with an unknown ocean liner, probably the P&O Canberra, and the harbour bridge behind, Circular Quay, Sydney, 1969


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